divergence_of_surface_downward_stress

under discussion
Created: Jan. 21, 2016
Proposer: Bruce Hackett
Proposed Date: 2016-01-19
Change Date: Jan. 21, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Term: divergence_of_surface_downward_stress
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Change Date: April 27, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Term: divergence_of_surface_downward_stress
Unit: 1
Unit ref: UUUU
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GRIB:
The divergence is a signed scalar that represents the magnitude of the 2D surface wind downward stress vector field's source (positive) or sink (negative) at a given point. The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a downward flux of momentum, which accelerates the lower medium along the vector and the upper medium against the vector. The surface downward stress is the wind stress on the surface.
Change Date: April 27, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Term: divergence_of_surface_downward_stress
Unit: 1
Unit ref: UUUU
AMIP:
GRIB:
The divergence is a signed scalar that represents the magnitude of the 2D surface wind downward stress vector field's source (positive) or sink (negative) at a given point. "[horizontal_]divergence_of_X" means [horizontal] divergence of a vector X; if X does not have a vertical component then "horizontal" should be omitted. The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a downward flux of momentum, which accelerates the lower medium along the vector and the upper medium against the vector. The surface downward stress is the wind stress on the surface.